Thinking of Malala, the incredible 14 year old girl who spoke up for her rights to education in spite of threats and who now lies in hospital as a result of an attack on her. It has now been reported that the perpetrators of the attack have now shockingly suggested in a release that they will get her next time....
Wishing her all the love in the world and a speedy recovery!
I just did this transcript of her interview in 2011 broadcast on CNN in case anyone has missed it or can't access youtube and here's link to vid of interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TBa278v1Y
Interviewer : So why do risk your life to raise you voice?
Malala: Because I thought that my people need me and I shall raise my voice, because if I didn't raise my voice now, so when will I raise my voice?
Interviewer: Some people might say you are 14, you don't have any rights...you just have to listen to Mom and Dad.
Malala: No I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go market. I have the right to speak up.
Interviewer: But what if you give that advice to a girl who may not be as courageous as you, and she says, 'Malala I am afraid, I just want to stay in my room.'
Malala: So I'll tell her that don't stay in your room, because God will ask you on the day of judgement that where were you when your people were asking you, when your school fellows was asking you, and when you school was asking you that I am being blown up. When your people need you, you should come up, you should come and you should stand up for their rights
Interviewer: If you were the President of the this country how would you handle the Taliban
Malala: First of all I would like to build so many schools in this country, because education is the must thing. If you don't have educated people so the Taliban will come to your area. But if you have educated people they will not come.
Interviewer: Well educated or not. The Taliban come with bombs and guns. How do you handle that? Do you still talk to them or do you call in the army? What do you do?
Malala: First of all I would like to talk to them...
Interviewer: What would you say?
Malala: I would say that what are your demands, what do you want?
Interviewer: 'We want you to shut down the school is what they'd say
Malala: So I'll tell them that don't shut our schools because school... I will... I will .....
Interviewer: 'You're 14, you have no idea what you are talking about we are going to shut down your schools!'
Malala: So ...give me a second. So first of all I will, I will show them Koran, what Koran says and the Koran didn't say that girls are not allowed to go to school .....